Young Horse Balancer – Winter

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This forage focused horse feed balancer has been formulated for maintenance supplementation of young horses from weanlings up to the age of 5. The formula has been devised using data obtained from scientific analysis of our many samples of forage and optimum levels of minerals as directed by the National Research Councils guidelines for growing youngsters.

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Forageplus Young Horse Balancer contains only the commonly deficient minerals, vitamins and amino acids found to be needed to match ratios in grass and hay and support optimum, safe, healthy growth in young horses through the winter.

Shop for a Horse Feed Balancer for a Young Horse in Work up to the Age of 6.

All Forageplus horse feed balancers are powders, are very low in sugar and starch, contain no fillers and only the highest purity minerals and vitamins. The minerals used are of a high quality to ensure against contamination with heavy metals and enable good absorption rates.

Forageplus recommends the use of ad-lib forage plus the straights; alfalfa, beet pulp, wheat bran and or copra with this supplement.  The feeding of these straights will compliment both the balancer and the general profile of forage in the UK and Europe whilst adding important additional major minerals, trace minerals and protein.

We also recommend feeding additional Micronised Linseed – High Omega 3 throughout the winter months or if a horse is on a predominantly hay/haylage diet. This will ensure good levels of the essential fat omega 3 to maintain and support excellent health.

Above the age of two supplementing salt at 10 – 25 grams per day may also be beneficial to support healthy growth.

Where horses need further support of the hoof wall, white line and frog or skin, we recommend the use of both our B-Vitamin Plus and the additional Essential Amino Acids in the daily diet.

Please note that to be completely sure that your youngstock are receiving optimum levels of protein and minerals, Forageplus advises both a nutritional and a mineral analysis of the forage being fed so we can check levels for you.

Forageplus Young Horse Winter Equine Balancer matches nutrients to the forage consumed by a horse. Supplying correct levels of nutrients in forage, as matched to ratios determined by the National Research Council, is an extremely important consideration when maintaining and supporting:

  • Healthy growth of young bones and joints
  • Healthy structurally sound, crack and brittle free, robust hooves with a strong laminae connection
  • Healthy frogs
  • Healthy skin
  • Vibrant, shiny coat colour
  • Robust tendons, ligaments and joints
  • A strong immune system
  • Healthy muscles
  • Healthy nerves
  • Healthy lungs and breathing
  • A well functioning metabolic system
  • Good fertility and bone
  • A healthy digestive system
  • Strong liver function
  • Healthy joints
  • Good growth in young horses

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This product is particularly useful for those unable to take forage samples for analysis or those wishing to add further products from a base which contains no Iron or Manganese but good levels of Copper, Zinc and Magnesium.



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Analysis Info

The minerals used are of the best quality to ensure against contamination with heavy metals and enable good absorption rates.

We use particularly low forms of mono-sodium phosphate and magnesium oxide in our balancers.

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Oil 2.32%, Protein 19.23%, DE 1.36 MJ/kg (please note these are Kg amounts)

Each 150 grams contains:
9.96 grams of micronised linseed
20 grams lysine
10 grams salt
13 grams of calcium (calcium carbonate)
12 grams phosphorous (mono-sodium.phosphate)
5 grams methionine
1200mg zinc (bioplex)
400 mg copper (bioplex)
3.5 mg iodine (calcium iodate)
2 mg selenium (yeast)
1800 iu vitamin E

Be aware that the above analysis for 150 grams is equivalent to elemental values fed.

The volume feed rate (150 grams) is not the same as the elemental feed rate values (above). Therefore the above figures will not equal 150 grams.

Feed Rates

Note that if your horse starts work you will need to feed our Youngstock Working Plus balancer.

Young horse to make adult weight between 250 and 400 kg:

Weanling: 40 grams per day

Yearling: 50 grams per day

2 – 5 year old: 110 grams per day

Young horse to make adult weight between 400 and 600 kg:

Weanling: 55 grams per day

Yearling: 70 grams per day

2 – 5 year old: 150 grams per day

Young horse to make adult weight between 600 and 800 kg:

Weanling: 75 grams per day

Yearling: 95 grams per day

2 – 5 year old: 200 grams per day

If feeding for a young horse (2-5 years) to make an average 500kg horse this product should last you 33 days.

A 75ml scoop contains approximately 65 grams

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When should I feed this balancer?

Feed this balancer to young and growing horses up to the age of 5 years old who are NOT in work from October to April. You should also feed 42 grams per 220kg of bodyweight of micronised linseed to provide essential omega 3 which is insufficient in the diet from October to April.

This balancer is also suggested for young horses who have access to less than 6 hours of good grazing from April to October.  In this situation you should also continue to feed micronised linseed to provide optimum levels of omega 3.

What is the cost per day of a Forageplus Young Horse Balancer

Forageplus Young Horse SummerWeanling Yearling2 - 5 year old horse
Cost per day (young horse to make 400-600kg)£0.41£0.52£1.12
Days one 5Kg bag will last90.971.433.3
Forageplus Young Horse WinterWeanlingYearling2 - 5 year old horse
Cost per day (young horse to make 400-600kg)£0.51£0.65£1.39
Days one 5kg bag will last90.971.433.3

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Which horses suit this balancer?

Young horses up to the age of 5 grazing on pasture or eating hay/haylage which specifically need optimum support for growth. If your horse is starting work at light, moderate or heavy work loads then choose our Youngstock Working Plus Balancer.

Read about the best way to feed young horses for optimum growth and development

4 reviews for Young Horse Balancer – Winter

  1. 4 out of 5

    [email protected] (verified owner)

    My Connemara has been having this since he was imported as a Yearling. He is now 3 1/2 . He looks a picture of health and I’m rest assured he is getting the right balance needed for his age

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jadehatfielddressage (verified owner)

    My young horse has been on this balancer over winter and is looking superb. I couldn’t be happier with her, shes so shiny. Topped up with linseed over winter I now wouldn’t feed anything else, highly recommended

  3. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Armstrong (verified owner)

    I have had my young mare on this balancer since she was a yearling. I use the winter and summer young horse balancers accordingly and her health is absolutely superb. She lived out with other youngsters over the last winter and while they all caught a mild virus and were a bit subdued – my mare showed no sign of being off colour. I attribute this to her excellent health, no doubt well supported by this incredible balancer. Would definitely recommend.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Marks

    I love the fact that this horse feed balancer simply provides the nutrition my young horse needs to go along side the hay he eats during the winter. Peace of mind that he is getting just what he needs without anything else being out of balance. I just mix it in some beetpulp, add the right amount of linseed and that’s it. Great product which is helping develop and grow my horse from a gangly youngster with hoof issues into a shiny well built boy just gleaming health. Thanks to the Forageplus Team for working it all out

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